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The schedule for the weekend is in the process of being finalized.  However, to assist you in planning your travel and social activities, following is a general but tentative overview:


Wednesday, November 16

see MBTCSoCal premium for more information

10:00 am Vendor set-up in Compass Rose Ballroom

3:00pm MBTCSC Regional Specialty: Judge Susan Murphy (Jarrogue, California)

6:00pm Stayin' Cool By The Pool welcome party, cash bar, live band

Thursday, November 17

8:00am Compass Rose Ballroom opens

10:00am 4-6 Month Puppy, Judge Kerry Hellsten

Followed by Parent Club Specialty 1: Judge Kerry Hellsten (Kahmins, Australia)




2:00pm Pee Wee, Judge Gayle Denman

Followed by 4-6 month Puppy

Followed by Parent Club Specialty II: Judge Gayle Denman (Utah)


Palm Springs Village Fest - Night street fair featuring arts, crafts, food & entertainment

on Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

Friday, November 18

8:00am CG with Kim Krohn

9:00am Scent Work/Nose work workshop with Kimarie Wolf and Chris Mason

9:30am Urban Locating workshop with April Vaillancourt



1:30pm Party with Paula

-grab your MBT and join in a spoon race, musical chairs & a mini lure course


3:30pm Performance Awards


6:30pm Dogs of Distinction @ Compass Rose Ballroom

Presentation of MBTs that have made a mark on the breed 

Evening will also include Costume Contest, Egghead, Best Trick Contest.

Cocktail attire, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, DJ Kelli Chastain


 Rose Compass Ballroom


Costume Contest - Judge Jindra Noewi
The categories are:

  • Most Creative Costume

  • Most Comical Costume

  • Best Owner/Handler Look Alike

  • Best Group Costume

Winners of each of the above will then compete for:

  • Best Costume In Show 

Following our costume contest on Friday night we will be hosting


Best Trick Contest - Judge Heather Uplinger
Each dog entered will perform one trick, then the three dogs judged to have the best tricks will perform up to three more tricks to determine the winner. Tricks will be judged on creativity, difficulty, and accuracy. 


Egghead Contest - Judge Deb Guerrero 
May the best egg win!

Dogs of Distinction

Celebrate your Miniature Bull Terrier and his or her achievements! Whether your dog has done something remarkable in the show ring, in the performance ring, accomplished a miraculous feat, or is an incredible companion and holds a special place in your heart, acknowledge them by submitting your name, their registered name and call name, their theme song and no more than two paragraphs about what makes them exceptional examples of the breed, to be read aloud to the fancy as they strut their stuff on the 'dog walk'. 

Whether you prefer to watch or participate the cost to attend Friday's festivities is $35pp and entries in any of the above events is included in that price.

Entries for the Costume, Egghead and Trick competitions will be taken at the event.

Deadline for ordering tickets -and- submitting the above details for your Dogs of Distinction (via email to is 11/7/22.

Please Zelle payment to If paying by PayPal the cost is $37pp to cover the fees PayPal is now charging the club to


Saturday, November 19


Health Clinic TBD

10:00am Van Hildrikhusen Trophy Show

Judges: Duff Harris (Allegro, CA)

Becky Poole (Rocky Top, TN)

Nora Tatar (Extravert, Slovakia)

Following the conclusion of the VHTS - Round Table Discussion

Bull Terrier 101", Structure, Heads & Expressions, and mouths

led by Claudia Sharp, in ballroom


6:30pm Cocktails in the Compass Rose Ballroom


7:00pm Catered Awards Banguet & Live Auction

Sunday, November 20


8:30am Puppy/Veteran Sweepstakes - Judge Peter Denbow (Ashbury, MD)

Followed by Juniors - Judge: Gayle Denman (Utah)


MBTCA National Specialty:Judge Alison Ibbitson (Baker St, SC)

concluded by Stud Dog and Brood Bitch




Annual General Membership meeting to be held 45 mins after the conclusion of the National Specialty.



Tickets for evening events will be available for purchase through

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